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After you remove Windows XP Service Pack 2 from a Windows XP-based computer, the Windows taskbar is missing.
This issue occurs when the following registry subkey is not modified correctly:
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875350/ )How to remove Windows XP Service Pack 2 from your computer